In-Demand Artists of the Month: October Edition
Discover Art Republic's In-Demand Artists of the Month for October.
Charlie Haydn Taylor
The Jersey-based artist once described his artwork as bright, bold, and thought-provoking. This is evident through Charlie’s use of bright colours, vintage 1950s magazine cutouts, and diverse interior spaces. His collages are saturated with details, cultural references, and socio-political issues. As you take in one of his artworks, you will soon discover that you glanced right over an intricate detail you originally missed. Charlie often incorporates references to other artists and artworks, turning the viewing experience into a quest to discover connections between his artwork and others.
This artwork, I See You One Way, You See Another, displays a brightly coloured living room and is just one of Charlie’s many vibrant interiors. Within the image, you can see various nods to other artists and artworks such as Jeff Koons’s Balloon Dogs, Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans, and Maurizio Cattelan’s Comedian. The featured artwork by other artists reflect some of the major debates art can spark in public forums, as well as the controversy about the value we place on works of art. In the background of the interior space you can see pill bottles next to a bowl of bananas, as well as a shelf of pharmaceuticals. On the combined elements in his artworks, Charlie once said, “Choosing the artists is based a lot on their themes, what their art touches on and how it relates back to my subject matter. I don’t include any artworks from other artists just for the sake of visuals. For instance, a lot of my work is about mental health and pharmaceuticals, which I feel is a big part of our culture these days.” This artwork is exclusive to Art Republic and is in limited supply, so purchase it while you can!
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Charlotte’s illustrative artworks catch your eye immediately through her use of bright, bold colours paired with a vintage feel. Whether it’s groups of animals or retro food containers, Charlotte’s playfulness shines through. Her illustrations are heavily detailed, and in a previous interview she noted, “I’ve always loved detailed work which makes you really look, so I try and make sure my work has some quite intricate details which go towards telling a story.” Make sure to carefully examine each artwork, because you never know what you might find!
Charlotte’s Anyone for Tennis? is just one of her bright and joyous screenprints. This artwork features twelve invented collectors cards of tennis celebrities from the 1920s and 1930s. The wardrobes on display are drastically different from current sportswear, with long skirts for women and long trousers and knitted vests for men. Along with the images of the imagined tennis stars, there are coaching tips to improve your tennis game from backhand volleys to the straightforward advice of “simply watch the ball at all times.”
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Laura Jane Scott
On initial viewing, Laura Jane Scott’s artwork appear simplistic, but closer inspection offers a great dive into geometric form and the deliberate use of colour. Laura's minimalist artwork straddles the line between painting and sculpture, creating a new artistic vocabulary. Her fresh, simple, classic artwork would look fantastic in any interior space.
Mono Series 008 is an artwork in a series consisting of interior paint on wood pieces, with the wider series based on principles of minimalist architecture, hard edge abstraction, and conceptual art. The bright blue paint pops against the wood, pairing incredibly well with the shape of the entire composition. According to the artist, “Once every iteration has been explored, final compositions are chosen instinctively, based on their feeling of balance and form.” Additionally, she has said, “My aim is always to express an idea as simply and as elegantly as possible. To strip everything back to only what is necessary to communicate my idea. My work is primarily an exploration of balance, of positive and negative space, of presence and absence.” Her goal of simple, elegant compositions which balance positive and negative space is evident in her execution of Mono Series 008.
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Bold, bright, and busy are three key descriptors for Charlie Evaristo-Boyce’s artwork. With a wide range of typography prints to intricate illustrative artworks, Boyce has you covered if you want a fun, colourful addition to your space. Similar to some of our favourite artists, Boyce’s attention to detail is not something to be brushed over. His artwork features many hidden aspects which relate to the experience of everyday life, alongside punches of brilliant colour.
Charlie’s striking and colourful seven layer screenprint, Jackfruit, Cellphone, Wristwatch, displays various items scattered against a bright pink background. The artist mixes between natural elements, such as the giant jackfruit, tree stump, and dragonfly, with unnatural elements, like man-made technology: a cell phone, electrical plug, and wristwatch. The inclusion of the jackfruit could be a nod to Charlie’s Nigerian heritage, though what is evident is his mastery of everything bold, joyful, and quirky.
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Dan, a sculptor and stone carver, works in his studio on the border between Norfolk and Suffolk. On his work, he has said: “I like to play with the ideas of perception and assumption. For instance I often disguise the stone by spray painting it, giving it a new surface so that it challenges the viewer. If anything it's more about memorialising. Setting an object in stone, freezing it in time.” His fresh take on an old medium paired with his inventive designs proves why we chose him as one of our in-demand artists for the month of October.
Dan’s sculpture is made from Jerusalem limestone, and was hand-carved and shot blasted. The artist describes the artwork as a “future fossil” which prominently displays the tread of a nike shoe. He described this sculpture as “Iconic footprints that record the evidence of humanity and trail blazers that created them.” He has further stated how influential his memories are to his creative process, noting, “All of my work is heavily influenced by my memories that hark back to the prime of my life. I set these memories in store to make them permanent. I am constantly creating memorials to those formative experiences.” Future fossils - Ichnike is a limited edition, so get it while you can!
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Babak blends humour and cultural references to unite in unique typographic artwork. His typography is both funny and relatable, showing the joyfulness of everyday events. His typography often plays on an amusing stream of consciousness, which everyone can relate to.
Babak’s I’m in the Bush (Holographic) is a typographic humorous print in a shiny, sparkling finish. His chosen words are both darkly funny and accessible. Babak is a comical artist who responded to the question of how he described his art by saying: “I once said I wanted to get to the point where I would just go to Sainsbury’s and that would be the work. I think I’m getting pretty close. The worry now is that everyone else in Sainsbury’s is also a secret art piece.”
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Little Fish Design
When you mix humour and quirkiness with a hint of nostalgia, you get Little Fish Design. Inspired by masters such as Velázquez, Goya, and Van Dyke, Little Fish Design alters classic painting by adding candy wrappers or name-brand, household food items. Eye-catching and intentional, Little Fish Design’s artwork should not be missed!
Little Fish Design’s Monster Munch Pickled Onion is a bright take on a classic painting. The artist incorporates a beloved retro snack as the front of a woman’s dress. This artwork is a part of a series called The Product Placement Project where the artist connects and pushes the boundaries between art and advertising. This artwork, and many in the series, reflect on the function of fashion and clothing.
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